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Crispy strips of deep-day deliciousness.

Line’s much-venerated, award-hoarding Sir Francis Bacon returns for 2010, adding a new 172cm size and keeping the same do-it-all shape and flex that made it one of Freeskier Magazine’s Editor’s Picks. At 115 underfoot the SFB floats the deepest pow like a bottle bobbing on the ocean blue, but thanks to a stable all-wood core, predictable sidecut and Line’s bulletproof Fatty layup, the message tucked inside says “charge as hard as you please”.
  • Maple Macroblock core provides chatter-free, crud-busting power
  • Early Taper at the tip & tail prevents hooking in soft snow
  • Fatty Base & Edge sidewall construction takes a beating on the hill and on the tuning table
  • Topsheet artwork by Eric Pollard

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I have a pair of these in 182. Wondering...

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I have a pair of these in 182. Wondering where to mount them, as I'm 185-190lbs, and 5'10" tall. I want to use them primarily as a powder board, that can still handle most all mountain conditions (groomers, crud, etc.). Would mounting them at the Rec. line make sense for my size? Thanks...

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Using These Skiis In Jackson, WY

Obviously living in Jackson Hole your going to need a nice powder ski that can handle high speed on steep faces that can still break through crud and this ski did it all. Beautiful ski and is very durable. Cliff jumping on this 10-60 foot cliffs on this ski makes it so much easier to land. It'll still work very well for 3's and flips and even corks if you get enough air. I'd recommend this ski to any advanced skier.

Alright so I have decided to buy these but...

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Alright so I have decided to buy these but im not sure what size to go with. im about 5 10" and weight around 140 lbs. would the 182 be too much? by the way im 15 years old . Any input??

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You could probably go either way, but I'm 5'11" and 170 lbs and felt like the 182 skied pretty short for a non-rockered ski. I think you'd be fine with that length if you're an aggressive skier, and you're probably still growing.

Looking to replace my Rossi B4s Ive been...

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Looking to replace my Rossi B4s Ive been hanging on to as long as I can after riding them all over from chile to BC. Would these compare, and being 6'1" 175 could I lazily get away with the 172 as Im getting older,but still hiking and riding as far in and out of bounds as I used to in younger years.

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The SFB will feel slightly softer and less responsive than the B4 did. Having said that though, the SFB is a much fatter ski and is much easier to ski in fresh snow conditions. I would never suggest going to a 172 unless you are only going to be riding this ski in the park or on groomers, which it does not sound like is the case. The longer length will be easier to ski at higher speeds. The reason you would typically go to a shorter ski in a regular camber/regular shape ski is because you are sick of getting your tips caught up all the time and are having a hard time managing the length of the ski. Rocker in the tip helps to combat those troubles, so there is no real reason to get the ski shorter.

Hey as far as you can tell, what is the...

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Hey as far as you can tell, what is the best price out there for the '09-10 Bacons? Ski swaps etc...

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Is there another store?

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Porters Tahoe

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Super Rad!

I got a pair two years ago (2007 - 2008) way back when they only had the 182 cm length (Topsheet and base design are the only things that've changed since then). These things kick ass. They were the only ski I had in my bag last year and they worked wonders all over the mountain. They're a little tough to handle in situations where it was necessary to make really quick, tight turns like in bumps. But in trees, groomers, the park, and steeps these things slayed. Best ski for tree skiing I have ever ridden on. These things are a bit heavy in the park, but its still possible to throw 7s, switch-ups, 270-ons, and 270-outs. The SFB's are playful and super fun. This season I have since replaced my park use on the SFB's with some Nordica Ignitions, but the SFB's are still my ski of choice when theres more that 4 inches of new snow or whenever I'm not feeling like playing in the park. BUY THESE SKIS!

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Perfect skis for me.

I really enjoy these skis regardless of the conditions. They can hold it on groomers and float through the powder. I can not attest to their ability in the bumps as I and my knees avoid them at all costs. I am 5'10", 185 lbs. and the 182s are perfect. Recommended to everyone.

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A ton of fun!

Rode this three days in the last week and love it! Took some getting used to at first, especially coming from BD Zealots. But, once you are used to them, they are a ton of fun! Did some pillow busting, followed by some fast groomers and crud (yup, railed through the crud with no problem), and ended with some leftover powder stashes and drops. These skis are great and I am really glad I got them. I am 5'8", 190#, and the ski handled me just fine, even at high speed. I even got into a tuck and pointed it from top of the mountain to the bottom and they were still really responsive and playful. Definetly not that fast edge to edge on the groomers, but, at 115 underfoot they were insanely versatile and a ton of fun. I can see where some hard chargers would fine some aspects to be desired, but, if you prefer a fun, playful ski that can do it all, look no further! I mounted mine on the recommended line and they have been GREAT! They don't sink in the pow, and as a matter of fast, if you watch the tips as you go through powder fast, you can see the tips "rocker" underneeath your feet, lifting you to the surface.
All in all, a great ski!

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Line Sir Francis Bacon Ski

I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this ski - I've been digging on extremelly rockered skis lately and thought this would feel like a step backwards but the soft flex and minimal camber combined to make for a versatile ski that stomped some cliffs at Alta this weekend. I was riding the ski mounted +3 and it still did ok on the groomers and was lots of fun jibbing around in the trees. I would not want to ride this mounted +6 per recommendations - it is not a ski for big lines so much as a playful, softer ski.

What size would be best for me, I'm 5'9...

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What size would be best for me, I'm 5'9 about 205lbs and like ski in everything.

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I would definitely get the 182. You could easily overpower the 172.

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Yup, 182 will be fine!

I am 5'8" and disgustingly overweight right now at 190# and the 182s are awesome and a ton of fun!

i am 6 foot 3 inches 220 pounds and ski...

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i am 6 foot 3 inches 220 pounds and ski everything. i like ripping the groomers but also am in the park a lot and do back country when possible. how would this ski do

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I agree with Lawrence, this is not a park/groomer ski. If you tried to use it for park/groomers, you would find the rockered tip and tail, along with a soft flex to feel weak and skittish.
I would say look at the Line Blends, or the 4FRNT MSPs. They will be far more fun for you.

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I would highly disagree with both of these answers, to me it sounds as if both of these people have never owned a pair of Bacons. I own a pair of Bacons from two years ago and the only thing that has changed since then is the top-sheet. I'm 6'2" and 205 lbs and this ski absolutely rocks. The ski is soft for a big mountain powder ski, but it is not a noodle, its stiffer than any current park specific ski I've seen. This ski has a super deep sidecut and it carves like a snowboard and makes quick turns. These skis can also be thrown around in the park, I've thrown cross-tail 5s in the park with no issues. Eric Pollard designed these skis specifically as an all mountain ski and thats exactly what they are, hell Eric Pollard has been using the Bacon as his park-specific ski this season, so you shouldn't have any issues using this in the park. If you're not convinced, here's a video of Garrett Russell slaying park on the Sir Francis Bacons: http://www.garrett-russell.com/videos.php

Just bought the 182s and I am super stoked!...

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Just bought the 182s and I am super stoked! I am 5'9'' and about 145 and a really aggressive skier. I just am not sure where to mount these? Any thoughts?

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since there is no line/mark then center of binding a little bit back from the center or waist, it should work quite well, if you don't ride park then maybe even a little bit farther. Also you could look at other skis and judge where the line is on them and then do the same on yours.

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You should mount them 5cm back from true center or 1cm forward from recommended, thats where mine are at, that 1cm will give you a bit more tail support in the pow and/or landing switch. You do not want to go any more than 3 forward from recommended b/c it will take away from the beauty of this ski in the pow and groomers. Just a heads up there is 6cm from suggested mount to pure center.

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everybody loves Bacon!!!

182s mounted tele w/22 Designs Axls.
sick. loves the deep, the steep, cord (though a bit less so), whatev in between
innovative early taper really effective in lessening/preventing hooking tips
stomp whatever you want. a bit more muscle required for edge transition on hardpack but once they're set, they just rail.
amazing pop and flex in the deep, set into a sweet rhythm.

there's a reason everybody loves bacon

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Where did you mount the axl? Mid boot to mid sole marking on the skis?

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Love of my life

The SFB are my first Fat ski. Ive been on the East cost for all of my life and finally moved to Utah to "Live the dream" and ski pow! These skis are amazing! I put the Rossignol FKS 140 binding on them and mounted them at 5 back. I love the traditional camber underfoot to give me that edge im used to but love the early rise tip and tail to float in the pow (that we need much more of) I highly recommend these skis to anyone! Im 5'3 and rock the 172's and they are a great ski that I'm awkwardly in love with

ive only been skiing about two years and...

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ive only been skiing about two years and am average intermediate will i be able to handle these skis (172's) or will they hamper my progression, if so any recommendations?? im 5'10 and weigh around 160 lbs? cheers scott

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depends where you're skiing man. 172's should be fun and will allow alot of growth in your skill. they charge but will do best in softer/deeper snow. if you're looking for one ski to rule all, look at the Line Prophet 100 or 90. I also have a pair of these and they are amazing!
cheers

I am looking for a ski that's good in soft...

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I am looking for a ski that's good in soft snow and trees, sometimes tight trees. Would you say these are more geared for powder, jibbing/park, or as an all mountain ski (I'm trying to avoid the "all-mountain" category as I'm looking for more of a powder ski)? and would you recommend them for my intended use?

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I have been riding Bacon's for 1 1/2 years now and while they do rip everwhere, They love jibbing in powder, boulder drops and pillow lines are so much fun. they are super quick and fun in tree's. But to tell you the truth I will be replacing them at the end of the season with a pair of rockered skis to get better float and a more surfey feel. I am 5'-7" and 165lbs. and have them mounted at +2 from rec. I know I would get better float at rec. BUT with all the rockered ski's out there Why not just buy a different ski. I will be looking at the Bibby pro or Night train's, E.P. pro's or another pair of Bacon's if they rocker them.

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Poppy

Man, these bad boys are fun. Eric Pollard really created a one quiver ski with the bacons. Not only are they fun they pop you on top of pow, they pop you way up on small jumps and the pop you around on the corduroy. I have been looking for a ski like this for a while and from all the hype and rave reviews that have been given the skis did live up to their rep and were sweet. I am 6 foot and 175 and I rode with the 182's. I couldn't find anything that this ski could no do other than me finding out things that I am yet able to do.

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LOVE them!!!

I love these skis! They are the best all around ski that I know of. The flex is perfect if you like a softer ski. They are great in the deep pow, but soft and fun on the gromers. I even shred these bad boys in the park from time to time. I would highly recommend these skis!

What size should i get? i am 5,7 135 lbs...

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What size should i get? i am 5,7 135 lbs and i am going to be skiing pretty tight trees so i am wondering if the 182 will be to long but if i get the 172 i will outgrow them in a year or are they okay if your taller? and also what bindings do you guys recommend and where to mount em?
thanks

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Well the 182 is about 5'9'' and because you are growing its better to play it safe with the bigger ski. Thats just me, but ya, go with the 182.

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If you're skiing tight trees, the 182 might be a lot of ski for someone your size. Alex Vu says play it safe with a bigger ski; I say play it safe and get the ski that's right for you now, so you're not struggling, hating life, and waiting to grow into them. The 172 will be perfect for now, and remember: you can always sell skis when you're finished with them.

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How well will the 172's float me at 158#...

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How well will the 172's float me at 158# in snowbird powder/crud. Be my first powder ski (riding 184 Havocs right now which are probably a bit long for my ski-ing ability on steep/tight terrain) and would prefer shorter rather than longer all things being equal.

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